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Postdoctoral Fellow Cardiometabolic Diseases

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Apr 21, 2024

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Science/R&D, Pathology
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Position Type
Full time
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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Postdoctoral Fellow Cardiometabolic Diseases


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. This is a unique opportunity to access the resources of a world-leading biotech company to probe unanswered scientific questions. Imagine conducting your postdoctoral work with leading scientists in the field of cardiometabolic disease at Amgens global headquarters and research site in Thousand Oaks, California.

We are hiring a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to drive an independent research project as part of a core team of cross-functional scientists and critical thinkers, focused on improving the lives of patients with cardiometabolic diseases, including obesity and heart failure, with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF).

In this vital role, you will have access to Amgens cutting-edge technologies and innovation and be expected to make exciting scientific contributions to the field, present at scientific conferences, and publish your work. This position is part of the broader R&D Postdoc Program, which has a track record of training the next generation of scientists for careers at well-respected scientific institutions. An overwhelming majority of our postdocs go on to advance their careers in industry at leading pharma and biotech companies, including many at Amgen.

We are looking for a highly talented, self-motivated individual who is passionate about making high-impact discoveries to improve the lives of patients suffering from cardiac and metabolic diseases. The postdoctoral fellow will take a multi-disciplinary approach combining in vivo animal models, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and single-cell RNA sequencing to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of HFpEF and co-morbidities driven by metabolic dysfunction in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • PhD at the time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD focused on topics in cardiovascular or metabolic diseases.

  • Broad knowledge of cardiometabolic biology with demonstrated independent research eminence through first-author publications in top journals.

  • Specific expertise and a record of publication in cardiac, skeletal muscle, and/or adipose cell biology.

  • Research experience with rodent models of cardiac and/or metabolic diseases, in-vitro experience with cultured cell lines, and molecular profiling of cells using single-cell technologies.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • A passion to explore the unknown and make discoveries that will chart new areas of biology.

Salary: $82,000


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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